Carlotta Thompkins Thurmond
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 32° 29.717 W 107° 58.747
13S E 220075 N 3599247
Quick Description: Located in front of a rest stop on the southbound side of North Gold Avenue.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2021 8:09:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM159PG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Geo Ferret
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Immortalized in literature and film, Kentucky native Carlotta Thurmond was the inspiration for Miss Kitty on television’s “Gunsmoke.” Having toured Europe’s best gambling houses as a child with her father, in Texas she called herself “Lottie Deno,” a play on “lotta dinero.” Fellow gamblers said she had ice water in her veins, yet when she moved to Kingston, New Mexico, she left many belongings for the needy. She gave up gambling upon moving in 1882 from Silver City to Deming where she co-founded St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

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New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative

The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative was founded in 2005 by members of the New Mexico Women's Forum in a statewide effort to recognize women's contributions to New Mexico history on the state's Official Scenic Historic Markers. The Initiative ensures that women's diverse histories will be remembered and told, and will inspire and provide a guide for future generations. The 2006 Legislature funded the project.
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